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Clear out your clutter and plan ahead for Kick it to the Curb

May 15, 2017 1:17 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Kick it to the Curb is back this spring providing Red Deerians an opportunity to find a new home for unwanted and unused items on June 10 and 11.

Kick it to the Curb runs twice each year and encourages residents to repurpose unwanted goods, find new homes for still-useful items, and divert materials from the landfill. Residents can place their unwanted items at their curb, and mark them as “free” so others can find a new life for them. All items must have a free sign to signify involvement in the Kick it to the Curb program.

“We know that people are starting their spring cleaning and finding things in their closets and basements that they may no longer want,” said Lauren Maris, Environmental Program Specialist. “This event provides a way for residents to declutter and others to find new treasures. It’s really a win – win for everyone.”

Items that are always a hit include books, DVDs, furniture and tools. To see a list of what is prohibited, like child car seats, visit

Anyone who would rather not put their unwanted items on the curb or who lives in an apartment and doesn’t have a curb, can take their items to the Trash to Treasure Swap meet at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Items can be dropped off on Friday, June 9 from 7-9 p.m. The swap meet is open June 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more details visit

For more information contact: 

Lauren Maris
Environmental Program Specialist
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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